sister requested a logo for her friend’s start-up business.
Please? I’ll buy you a drink to pay you.
Me: I don’t do work for free.
Sister: Ok, then how much do you
want for it?
Me: A flat fee of $300.
Sister: That’s RIDICULOUS! It’s just
a small job! It’s a brochure! It’s TINY!
don’t buy design by the square inch. Every concept is a different idea, and I
have to spend time conceptualizing and mocking them up.
Sister: I’ve worked with my company
designers before, I know more about the industry than you. All you designers
think you’re underpaid and that the work you do is so good to be able to
warrant that sort of pay. It’s only a small logo and yet you want to charge so
much. You’re a nobody so you should just take the $50 and you can put it in
I studied for design for four years and
worked for three.